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Effective Business Writing


Offered in partnership with IMNZ
Institute of Management, New Zealand

We often take writing for granted – but it’s one of our most valuable tools.


Focusing on structure, purpose, conciseness and plain language, this programme will help you to write accurate, attention-grabbing documents. We’ll teach you practical skills and techniques that make it easy to engage your audience and get exactly the right message across.


Your role involves written communication in various forms, or if you would like to develop your professional writing skills.

  • Plan, draft and prepare written communications in a variety of formats

  • Adapt your writing style to reflect the nature of the document and its target audience

  • Present documentation for impact using plain language and appropriate tone

  • Review and proof-read communications to ensure quality and consistency


Staff will have the skills to write professional documents that are clear, reader-focused and engaging.


One day


Morag MacTaggart from Dunedin

In 2014 Morag was approached by a manager from one of Dunedin's larger companies. The company had a problem that was costing their organisation valuable time and money

"I can't understand what my team is saying. I seem to spend all my time seeking further information, proof-reading and editing. Can you help?"

Since then Morag has gone on to run workshops and courses for workplace writers from all backgrounds, levels of education and skill sets, from senior managers to staff that spend the majority of their day in the field.

With over twenty years' English teaching experience, Morag is an accomplished education professional. Her lively, no nonsense approach with plenty of laughter thrown in, breaks down barriers creating a constructive learning environment. From here, real skill building and most importantly, change can take place. 


This workshop has qualified for the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme
| Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA359

Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee. 

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme or to find your local Regional Business Partner please visit 

Dunedin 21 August 2018 9.00am - 4.30pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, Dunedin 21/08/2018 09:00 21/08/2018 16:30 96 Effective Business Writing Dunedin - OSEA, 16 McBride Street, Dunedin dd-mm-YYYY
Invercargill 1 May 2018 9.00am - 4.30pm OSEA, 64 Arena Avenue, Invercargill 01/05/2018 09:00 01/05/2018 16:30 96 Effective Business Writing Invercargill - OSEA, 64 Arena Avenue, Invercargill dd-mm-YYYY
Queenstown 3 July 2018 9.00am - 4.30pm Holiday Inn, Queenstown 03/07/2018 09:00 03/07/2018 16:30 96 Effective Business Writing Queenstown - Holiday Inn, Queenstown dd-mm-YYYY


$ 680.00 + GST for members
$ 950.00 + GST for non members

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